As you probably know, Anthony Bourdain and crew were down here to film an episode of "No Reservations" a while back. Here's a blog entry from one of the show's segment producers, Jared Andrukanis. He was a NOLA resident, and made the mistake of not evacuating on Saturday or Sunday.
Jared pretty much captured what today's NOLAn feels: "These people are not beaten down by what has happened, but focused, ready to keep pressing forward regardless of what has happened. They are looking to the future, to whatever it may hold. And these are the people we spent the week talking to and sharing meals with."
Also: idiotic NOLA bashing in the comments. Where do these mooks come from?